Perhaps the most famous place in Mt. Lassen Volcanic National Park is Bumpass Hell, an area that has geothermal mud pools, vents, and boiling pots -- hot stuff coming out of the ground. It was named after Kendall Bumpass, a 19th century explorer who hoped to exploit the area as a mine or tourist attraction, but he ended up falling into a boiling pool and losing a leg as a result.
Mt. Lassen Summit
©2005 Gray Chang